April, 2017

First silver coin issued for five seperate countries and carrying all five national emblems debuts

By | 2017-04-12T13:36:41+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Allcollect, Nature, Benin, Silver, Congo, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger|

First silver coin issued for five seperate countries and carrying all five national emblems debuts The commemorative coin market relies heavily on smaller countries around the world allowing them to be issued in their name. It's a mutually beneficial agreement that brings in much needed income in many cases (Niue Island has a population of less than 2,000, for example) and on the flipside allows a greater [...]

February, 2016

MCI-MINT releases a Tazerzait Meteorite coin for Niger, the country it crashed into

By | 2016-11-05T06:31:13+00:00 February 28th, 2016|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, MCI Mint, Niger|

A blistering hot day in Tahoua, a region in the west of the African country Niger, and a seven-year-old Tuareg boy tracking a stray goat looks up at the sky and witnesses a flaming ball fall from the sky and impact the ground. It is the afternoon of 21 August 1991, and the Taizerzait meteorite had just 'landed' on Earth right by the feature that gave it its name, Mt. Tazerzait. [...]

June, 2015

Tusk ivory from an Pleistocene period mammoth inset into an antiqued silver coin

By | 2016-11-05T06:31:59+00:00 June 21st, 2015|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, Niger|

The latest in the Jurassic park series of movies, Jurassic World, has just smashed the all-time box-office opening record by taking a simply staggering $500million in its debut weekend. Clearly the public love affair with the prehistoric natural world is as full of verve as it's ever been,

December, 2013


By | 2016-11-05T06:33:53+00:00 December 27th, 2013|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Niger, Niue Island|

There's no denying that it's a photogenic little critter, being the world's smallest canid, weighing about 1.5–3.5 lb (0.68–1.6 kg), with a body length of between 24–41 cm (9–16 in); it is around 20.3 cm (8 in) tall. The tail has a black tip and is 18–31 cm (7–12 in) long, while the ears can be between 10–15 cm (3.9–5.9 in) long. Its coat, ears, and kidney functions have adapted to high-temperature, low-water desert environments and its hearing is sensitive enough to hear prey moving [...]